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  • The Influence of Belief about the Nature of Learning to the Achievement Goal Orientation of Undergraduate Students in Thailand   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Chanut Poondej, Ravinder Koul
  • ABSTRACT
  • The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of students’ belief about the nature of learning to achievement goal orientation adoption. The model postulates that a belief about the nature of learning that ‘ability to learn is innate’ has an influence on the adoption of performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal orientation. Also, a belief about the nature of learning that ‘learning is gradual’ has an effect on adoption of mastery and performance-approach goal orientation. Undergraduate students (n = 934) enrolled in different academic programs in Thailand were participants in this study and completed question-naires assessing belief about the nature of learning and achievement goal orientation. Results from the analy-sis of structural equation modeling process support the proposed model and showed the influence of belief about the nature of learning on achievement goal orientation. The implications of these results with regard to student’ beliefs of the nature of learning and achievement goal orientation are discussed.
  • KEYWORDS
  • Belief about the Nature of Learning; Achievement Goal Orienation; Influence; Relationship
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